Knowing When to Call in Abatement Services
When asbestos containing materials are in good shape, and located in a place that is not likely to be disturbed and you are not planning a renovation or demolition or sale of your property, it may not need to be removed. On the other hand, if asbestos is located in your home and the material is damaged or degrading and you are planning a renovation, demolition or sale of your property, it may be a good idea to have it removed, properly and safely by professionals.
If a building or structure is scheduled for demolition, renovation or is to be otherwise disturbed as in sanding, drilling or painting suspect materials and if it was built before 1990, you should have a professional asbestos consulting firm perform a survey of all suspect materials to determine if asbestos is present or not.
It is important to understand that you should never deal with any asbestos abatement on your own. This is a task that is best left to a professional who can complete asbestos abatement in a safe, regulated manner, which will not put you, your family or your contractors at risk. There is a proper way to remove and dispose of asbestos, and it is vital that this method be followed by a professional with experience in the area.